Posted on February 11th, 2019 - Fiona
Who doesn’t enjoy a good journey of discovery? Here at Coombe Mill our guests love to follow the trails and maps to discover the hidden corners of our 30 acre estate with its river, meadows, animals and wild areas. People throughout history have had this same quest for adventure and discovery. Now you can uncover some of the key journeys that changed the world, since time began, through ‘Amazing Expeditions’. This wonderful resource from Ivy Kids, part of Quarto Kids, is a must have book for all budding explorers today. Read on to discover more about Amazing Expeditions: Journeys that changed the world, and how you can win yourself a copy.
What to expect from Amazing Expeditions
Take a journey with a different explorer on each double page spread. Follow their journey on a map and through bite sized chunks of writing with corresponding illustrations. Some great voyages and some disasters are covered, but all left their mark on the world. See how we first navigated the seas, deserts, mountains and even our journey into space through 22 great explorers. Discover what motivated their exploration from science to religion, treasure to adventure.
What we love
- Eye catching layout
- Clever illustrations
- Educational and packed with fun facts covering history, geography and religion.
- Tackles social fallout from the voyages good and bad.
- A resource book to come back to time and time again.
A short video taster of Amazing Expeditions
Need to know
|Publisher||Quarto Kids (Ivy Kids)|
|Age suitability||7 – 11|
48 Pages, Illustrations: 300
Size: 9.843 in x 11.693 in / 250 mm x 297 mm
|Stockists||Quarto online, Amazon, Waterstones, book Depository |
Win your copy of Amazing Expeditions Journeys that changed the world
For your chance to win this beautifully constructed book and follow in the footsteps of famous explorers simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.
Amazing Expeditions Book
I was sent a copy of Amazing Expeditions, journeys that changed the world, for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and options expressed here are my own. A copy of the book can be found in the Coombe Mill library for budding explorers here to enjoy
Posted on January 21st, 2019 - Fiona
We all know how curious a young mind can be with the constant “but Why” to regular instructions. Now there is a great book to stimulate that curiosity that is both educational and fun. ‘The everyday journeys of ordinary things’ by quarto Kids is pitched perfectly at young readers. Whether reading alone or at a younger age with help and explanation from a grown up, this book will enlighten and delight. From phones to food and from post to poo, discover the ways the world works. If you are keen to learn more and be in with a chance of winning a copy of this enchanting book please read on.
More about the Everyday Journeys of Ordinary things Book
The book begins with 15 minutes in the morning of an average child from waking to watching TV. During that time so many things happen that could trigger a How, Why, where or when. This book captures them all and explains each one on a double page spread. Written by Libby Deutsch and illustrated by Valpuri Kerttula each page draws you in making learning fun.
What we love
- The questions asked are so obvious yet difficult to explain. The book takes this task away.
- Kids will go on their own personal journey with this book as they discover more about nature, science and the world around them.
- The step by step explanations with supported illustrations allow complex subjects to be covered simply for young minds.
Need to Know
7 – 10 years|
|Publisher||Ivy Kids (part of Quarto Kids)|
Hardback, 48 Pages
Size: 9.843 in x 11.693 in / 250 mm x 297 mm
|Stockists||Quarto Kids Online Shop , blackwells, Amazon |
Win your copy of The Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things
For your chance to win a copy of this engaging and educational book just follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.
The Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things
We were sent a copy of the book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available for holiday guests to borrow from the Coombe Mill library in the Games Room.
Posted on December 3rd, 2018 - Fiona
With BREXIT upon us and uncertainly for the future of travel and trade I am thrilled to lay my hands on the perfect book all about the United Kingdom. Take a journey through England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales county by county with “Maps of the United Kingdom”. The beautiful illustrated pages make this book of maps perfect for young and old with highlights to impress. To find out more about this wonderful resource from Wide Eyed, part of the Quarto Kids Group, simply read on. There is also a chance to win your very own copy.
Explore more than 1000 highlights from the British Isles
Each region is broken down by county and highlights explored and illustrated on double page spreads. Discover the people that made our cities famous in history, the ancient castles, remarkable engineering as well as art, culture, food and natural resources that make each county special.
Pages from Maps of the United Kingdom
I headed straight for the Cornwall page expecting to see Land’s End, tin mines, pasties and the Eden Project. I wasn’t disappointed. However there is so much more stretching from 1771 with the man who invented the first steam powered vehicle to present day filming of Poldark, all in one double page spread. Reading about other the other areas of the United Kingdom I am shocked at how little I really know about our wonderful country. There are so many more places in the UK that I now want to visit.
Video preview of Maps of the United Kingdom
Need to Know
Retail Price ||
|Illustrated by ||Livi Gosling|
Size: 10.079 in x 12.205 in / 256 mm x 310 mm
|Publisher||Wide-Eyed Editions Part of the Quarto Group|
|Stockists||Quarto Online, Waterstones, Amazon, Books etc, Book Depository|
Win your copy of Maps of the United Kingdom with Quarto Kids and Coombe Mill
If you fancy getting your hands on a copy of this wonderful resource of the UK and perhaps planning your 2019 staycation around it just follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.
Maps of the United Kingdom
We were sent our copy of Maps of the United Kingdom for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Posted on November 19th, 2018 - Fiona
We have the ultimate book for budding star gazers. Seeing Stars from Phaidon is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to know more about our solar system and the stars within it from a historical and artistic perspective. This is a chance to understand and spot the 88 constellations twinkling above us. Who discovered them, when and the story they tell. It is a beautiful book for age 7 to adult that is fascinating and a great reference point for those clear nights. Read on to discover more about Seeing Stars and for a chance to win a copy.
Discover the pictures and stories in our night sky
Seeing Stars takes the reader back thousands of years to when people first began star gazing. Like a giant dot to dot game they joined groups of stars to form animals, gods and objects, these became the Constellations. Seeing Stars looks at each constellation in turn; with clear illustrations and maps the stories are brought to life along with details on when and where you can best see them. Everyone can be a budding astronomer with this book.
What we like
The book is easy to follow, clear and informative. Despite focusing on the history of the constellations there is also up to the minute advice on apps for your phone or websites to expand your learning. Everyone will be able to spot a constellation they want to find, from a birth sign to a favourite animal.
Need to Know
Age Range||7 upwards|
203 x 229 mm
|ISBN||978 071487 7723|
|Author and illustrator||Sara Gillingham|
|Available from ||Phaidon online store, wordery, book depository, Amazon |
Win your copy of Seeing Stars with Phaidon and Coombe Mill
For your chance to win seeing Stars and l inspire your young enthusiast to look up and delight in the wonders of the cosmos simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.
Seeing Stars A complete guide to the 88 constellations.
We were sent our copy of Seeing Stars for the purpose of this review. However all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Cornwall has some of the best Dark skies in the country and our copy can be found in the games room library for star gazing fun on holiday with us.
Posted on November 12th, 2018 - Fiona
Don’t you just love the quintessential image of Christmas? By this I mean the snow scenes, robin, toy shop window and twinkly lights? If you put aside the stress and hassle that can come with being a grown up at Christmas, and focus on the magic as seen through a child’s eye, Christmas is amazing. The wonderful folk at Quarto Kids through their Wide Eyed collection have an adorable book to read with youngsters this Christmas. Discover Let it Glow A Winter’s Walk and get your family excited for the nostalgia of Christmas this season. Read on to discover more and for your chance to win a copy.
Let it Glow – The Story Line
Follow a young boy on his evening journey home through a winter wonderland. See through his eyes all the magic of the season along the way. There are lit-up shop windows, carol singers’ candles, stars in the sky and finally a star on the tree. The story is told in verse with beautiful illustrations throughout. This is a truly magical telling of Christmas kids will love.
Let it Glow – The Clever Bit
Real lights glow as you turn the pages. Through the clever peep holes in each page lights transform the landscape and bring the images to life.
Let it Glow Pages with and without lights
A quick guide to Let it Glow. A Winter’s Walk on video
Need to Know
Age Range ||
|Batteries included||For replacement purposes batteries needed are 3* AG-13 button cell batteries (3*1v=4.5v)|
|Author ||Owen Gildersleeve|
|Publisher ||Wide-Eyed Editions part of the Quarto Kids Book Range|
|Stockists ||Amazon Waterstones, Depository, Books e.t.c.|
- Format: Hardback, 24 Pages
- Size: 11.969 in x 10.433 in / 304 mm x 265 mm
Win your copy of Let it glow with quarto Kids and Coombe Mill
For your chance to win this delightful Christmas tale simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.
Let it Glow A Winter’s Walk Christmas Book
We were given our copy of Let it glow for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Our copy is available for our Christmas holiday guests to borrow from the Coombe Mill library.